Posts tagged tutorial

How to Improve your Photography – Look for the Unique Angles

This is the first article of an ongoing series where we look at simple ways to improve our photography. Many beginners, and even advanced photographers overlook some of obvious ways to better their shots and hopefully these posts will help remind you what to look out for.
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In this post we’ll explore how taking a few extra steps to look at a shot from a different angle can help take your photos to the next level.

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Studio Lighting Setups & Examples

This presentation highlights the differences betwen reflector lighting, umbrella lighting and softbox lighting using examples.

4 easy composition rules for strong photography

I created and presented this slideshow a while ago for the Rotman Photo Association. We use examples of strong photos to describe 4 simple techniques to create your own great pictures.

If you found this slideshow delivery format helpful/not helpful, I’d love to hear any feedback.

How to Build A Portable Studio-Quality Background in 20 minutes

This weekend I took on a DIY project to build a decent background for use in portraits that would give me studio quality shots but still be light, portable and easy to store.

Since I have no talent in painting or construction, I knew I wouldn’t be able to paint one myself or build something too complicated.

As they say, necessity (or is it laziness? ;) ) is the mother of invention and so I forced myself to look around for materials that were ready-to-use and easy to put together.

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After the jump, this week’s video shows you how to build a great photography background in less than 20 minutes.

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Understanding Exposure Compensation

This week’s video tutorial explains and demonstrates the use of Exposure Compensation on cameras.

Understanding Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes on your camera

This week’s video explains the use of Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes on SLR cameras.

Many photographers shoot in these modes to give themselves more control over their shots than full auto would, but also allow them to focus on composition rather than calculating exposure.

Correcting exposure using a photograph’s histogram

Tutorial on how to correct a digital photo’s exposure using the histogram tool. This lesson uses Adobe Lightroom as a demonstration tool but the concepts can be used on other advanced photo manipulation software such as Apple Aperture or Photoshop CS.

3 Simple Steps to Enhancing Your Digital Photos

In this tutorial we go through 3 basic steps that can be used to enhance any photograph. We look at using the histogram and the curves tool to correct exposure and contrast to give photos more vibrant colour and ‘pop’.

This tutorial uses Adobe Lightroom 2 as our demonstration tool but the concepts are applicable to many of the advanced photography manipulation software such as Aperture and Photoshop Elements or CS.

Basics of Wedding Photography – Part 4/4

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In this fourth and final part of the Basics of Wedding Photography, we’ll talk about shooting group portraits and finally the reception party.

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Long Exposure Photography Tutorial – 4 Steps to Amazing Light Trails

This week’s 2 Minute Tutorial shows you how to photograph traffic light trails in 4 simple steps. This is an example of long exposure photography.